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making news in america this morning, officer charged. video surfaces showing a cop pulling the trigger aiming at a suspect who is running away. >> that wasn't an animal that he killed. he was my son. >> the victim's family reacting and new video of the officer making his first court appearance. breakingover night, crews battle an intense building fire as it quickly spreads through the top floors. people trapped inside rescued by firefighters new video from the scene. dynasty. the uconn huskies pulling out an amazing achievement yet again. they are national champions. a three-peat. we have the highlights for you. and catfishing. bobcat dragging its fresh catch
out of the ocean in a picture going viral. a good wednesday morning to you all. we begin with another high-profile shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer. this time the officer, though is charged with murder. >> the video clearly shows a man running away when the officer draws his weapon shooting the victim several times when his back is turned. >> that officer making his first court appearance late last night. there he is as the victim's family demands justice. we do want to warn you the video you're going to see is definitely disturbing. here now abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: this chilling video obtained by abc nusews, police officer michael slager fires eight times at 50-year-old walter scott as he runs away and this father of four dies in the dirt. it happens saad morning 9:30
a.m. at this intersection here in north charleston south carolina routine traffic scott. he pulled him over for a broken taillight. scott ran away and the officer chased him up the straight behind a pawn street and into this empty lot. >> black male green shirt, blue pants. >> reporter: this abandoned lot becomes a killing field all recorded by an eyewitness no one sees. first officer slager appears to reach out toward scott then scott breaks free running away with what appears to be a line attached from the officer's stun gun. that's when slager fires his gun eight times at scott's back as he's trying to get away and he falls to the ground. officer slager walks over to him. >> put your hands behind your back. he cuffs the dying man then he and another officer come to look scott over.
his family is beyond hurt. >> he needs to know that wasn't an animal that he killed. he was my son. >> i lost it. i absolutely lost it because i knew that this started from a traffic stop and i'm like how can you go from a traffic stop to someone being dead? >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc news, north charleston, south carolina. >> there were bench warrants out for scott's arrest for unpaid child support but scott's family says that is not justification for the officer's actions. if convicted of murder slager the officer, could face the death penalty. this morning's other big story, severe weather marching across the midwest. >> the storm throughout stretches from kansas city to st. louis. des moines into western oil now. large hail damaging wind and even tornadoes possible. kansas and kentucky already had warnings posted overnight. >> that storm system spawned in rare funnel cloud. one of three spotted over
sacramento california. no confirmation however, that any of those funnel clouds touched down and turned into tornadoes. with more on today's weather, let's check in with accuweather's stephanie olmo steph, good morning. >> on this wednesday it's going to be pretty messy. we are concerned once again for another round of severe weather off to the plains. that same storm system that produced very beneficial rain for the golden state of california continues to expand eastward and we are concerned here kansas city wichita down to oklahoma city for damaging winds as well as hail. we are also concerned for isolated tornadoes and this same theme will expand for our thursday once again. another round, chicago all the way down to dallas as we head into thursday afternoon and the evening hours so definitely want to budget extra time for your commute, widespread travel delays to be expected. off to the northeast, cooler air filtering in down through the nation's capital. pittsburgh enjoying a high in the low 70s.
reena and t.j. back to you. >> thank you very much. fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked this inferno. it engulfed the upper floors of a six-story office building downtown. 170 firefighters were on scene trying to rescue stranded victims. at least one person hurt. the building was constructed back in 1966. did not have a sprinkler system. jurors in the boston marathon bombing trial return to deliberations this morning. behind closed doors yesterday they considered the charges against dzhokhar tsarnaev for more than seven hours without reaching a verdict. just before ending for the day, jurors sent the judge two notes containing questions. they will receive answers to those questions this morning. we're getting new details about what officials say was a cyberhacking at the white house. investigators claim russian hackers penetrated a nonclassified computer system for several months last year forcing that system to be shut down for several days. the system is used by the white house press office and several other offices which deal with
private detail ss of the president's schedule. some believe the hackers could still be inside the system. well cyberprivacy is one of the top priorities for the latest entry into the republican presidential race. as he hits the campaign trail in new hampshire today, tea party favorite kentucky senator rand paul promising to take back the country from a government that he says has gone too far. >> the washington machine that gobbles up our freedoms and invades every nook and cranny of our lives must be stopped. >> on his agenda paul would like to repeal the patriot act and large-scale data collection on american citizens even shut down the tsa but like hard-line conservatives he opposes gay marriage and abortion rights. meantime rahm emanuel squeaked out a victory barely winning his sex term. the former white house chief of staff won with only 56% of the
vote. critics say his abrasive management style rubs voters the wrong way. equipment failure at a maryland substation blamed for widespread power outage the white house included. the capitol, state department going dark before back yum generators kicked in. some museums lost power spilling tourists on to the national mall. oprah winfrey spoke at a ceremony honoring maya angelou. >> forever, forever. [ applause ] >> no doubt about it. >> we've lost power. >> no doubt about it. >> turn the lights out on oprah. she only paused briefly before continuing her speech. in the dark yeah, can't stop oprah. officials say there are no indications that the outages were the result of a cyberattack or sabotage. >> well still ahead, several road trips getting much cheaper.
the massive hack against sony pictures. the activist wants to inspire north koreans to resist their leaders. i guess he's assuming they all have dvd players. >> maybe next balloon drop will drop those. the epa says the pesce side that left a delaware family ill had been used several tiles before at that resort where they were staying. officials are contacting guests and employees to see how many people may have been exposed. now, the sickened dad, his name is steve esmond has regained consciousness. their two teenage sons remain in a coma. >> a former nfl kicker with two super bowl rings is now suing the tampa buccaneers for millions of dollars. tynes says it caused mrsa which ended his career. he says he still suffers following multiple surgeries to deal with the infection. tynes kicked field goals in two
conference title games that sent the giants to super bowls that they won. all right, good news for you, driver as we go into the summer months. major relief for you. you're going to be seeing the cheapest gasoline in about six years. thanks to an increase in global oil supplies. the national average price of gas expected to fall 32% from a year ago. that's nearly a full dollar per gallon less. according to the energy department. you'll save about $300. that's the average household savings this summer. >> take that and mcdonald's bringing back bigger burgers. it's putting a trio sirloin third pound burgers on the menu for a lipped time starting later this month. it dropped its so-called angus third quarters two years ago with analysts quarter pounders sorry, right. you clearly dine there. i do not. those will cost around $5. really? you can eat all of that. >> i'm okay with a bigger burger. >> i'll stick with fries. >> okay. when we come back though savvy
thieves to tell you about. get this stealing $300 million in jewelry. how in the world did they pull this off? rescued from the woods. a woman is pulled to safety nearly a day after getting in a car accident. across america, people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza. he said victoza works differently than pills and comes in a pen.
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snow will make things slippery in the northeast. upper great lakes and northern rockies. >> if you're flying airport delays possible in kansas city, chicago and boston. meanwhile, weather may have played a role in yesterday's crash of a small plane in killed seven people in illinois. >> the seven including a basketball coach and athletic director from illinois state university were on their way home from the ncaa championship game. the twin engine cessna crashed just short of a regional airport in heavy fog. investigators are combing through the wreckage looking for clues into what caused the crash. officials in maryland say the carbon monoxide deaths of a father and seven children were caused by a gas powered generator that 36-year-old rodney todd had set up in his kitchen. the power company says it turned off the house's electric supply over worries about safety with an illegal power supply hookup using a stolen meter. in rural virginia a 54-year-old woman was carried out of the woods on a stretcher
after being lost for more than 12 hours. she had crashed her minivan and was disoriented then police say she got lost and couldn't find her way out of the woods. she suffered cuts to her head and neck but is now listed in good condition. a gang of thieves in london pulled off what may be one of the biggest highs ever getting away with $300 million in jewels reportedly. the thieves disarmed a physical skated security system and used heavy cutting equipment to break into a vault into the diamond district. the crime went undetected until yesterday morning when jewelers opened for business after the long easter holiday. a guy in florida was in the right place at the right time to catch this shot. he was walking on the beach and you don't see this every day. a bobcat with a shark in its mouth. the big cat went straight into the water after seeing the shark feeding on smaller fish. >> initially it was pretty quick. it looked like it spotted it it
grabbed it just snatched it and pulled it up. the shark floun dered for awhile. i was fascinated and didn't think about the fact that i was potentially in danger. >> potentially but maybe not for long. right after this shot was taken he says the bobcat dropped the shark and ran off into the woods apparently a little camera shy. it's a big day at augusta. home of the masters tournament. today the annual par 3 contest. great shots of players with their kids as their caddies. >> tiger woods is going to play for the first time in more than a decade first, though some of last night's hoop highlights from our guys at espn. good morning, welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. along with neil everett, i'm stan verrett. second year in a row notre dame/uconn. >> a do of over for muppet mcgraw but with the same results. morgan tuck, the three. maya moore, not on court, in the
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now in the eight spot in the west. >> all right. thanks to the fellas there. more video to show you. we get this from a gopro camera that was lost. check it out. this was its last recording. this was during a sky dive in sweden. >> the person wearing it tries to link up with some others but the camera falls off, plunges about 10,000 feet. eventually going down down down and, boom landing in some grass. the person who found the camera posted a video online and reunited the camera with its owner. >> if a gopro can survive a 10,000-foot fall we might want all want to get one of these. up next in "the pulse," ambush on stage. the surprise for maroon 5 frontman. why burger king is paying for this couple's wedding. i'm brian vickers, nascar® driver. i'm kevin nealon comedian. and i'm arnold palmer, professional golfer. know what we have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®.
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♪ right. time now to check "the pulse" with a shocking surprise for singer adam levine. >> maroon 5 front man was performing on stage in anaheim, california and this happened. it wasn't supposed to be a duet here. young lady got a little excited. a little too excited and a little too close for comfort. >> see levine first backed away but ended up handling the fan like a pro embracing the girl to try to calm her down before a bodyguard escorted her offstage. >> the body guard seemed to be taking his precious time. >> he seemed to handle it quite well. >> looks like many of us are not thinking out of the box when it comes to first dates. >> out of the box, huh. a new study found starbucks the most popular spot followed by chipotle and panera the cheesecake and texas roadhouse round out the top five. >> a chain restaurant a
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>> ♪♪ >> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. it is 4:27, wednesday april 8th. and a south carolina police officer has been charged with murder. investigators say this is the video that sealed the officer's fate. we are following new overnight developments in case. police say a man shot his father in the head while they were traveling along the schuylkill expressway. we'll have a live report to update that investigation. we're also tracking a chilly change in the accuweather forecast. some showers out there very small spotty ones and the most popular place to have a first date. where is it? where was yours? get the answer in the morning buzz at 5:00 a.m. >> ♪♪ new york city they go on sale this morning. but you can't be afraid of heights. >> yes, we say that because the
attraction we're talking about is the observatory near the top of the new world trade center. if you buy your tickets to go up there you still have to wait about seven weeks. wabc's lucy yang reports. >> reporter: there's not many places in the world where you can look down on passing helicopters, that's what the top perch will look like from one world trade sinter when the observation floors finally open next month. >> the view is the big wow. now, we make you wait a little bit. there is a special surprise in the way that you get to the view. >> reporter: tickets will go on sale online at first for $32 you will be whisked up to the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors. there you will be treated to breathtaking views and interaction stations highlighting the history of new york. if you want to stay a little longer several restaurants will be open by then. children seniors and military get a discount. family of victims and first responders will be allowed in for free. >> you can see up the shoreline
to connecticut, long island see all the new york area airports. you see forever. >> reporter: the doors won't open until may 29th. hustling to finish the observation decks but if you want to be the first to ooh and aah over the latest new york attraction, the sky high floors will be open seven days a week. >> '96 i was up here on one of the towers and the view is beautiful so i would do it again. >> beautiful but that is sad. >> yeah it's a reminder but also a reminder of just how it's a great comeback story in that part of new york right now that's really been revitalized since the 9/11 attacks. >> i'd love to get my tickets to see it. >> we will go for sure. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america" of course coming your way in just a bit. for reena and me everybody have yourself a great wednesday.
>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> hi everyone, we're working on several developing stories on this wednesday, april 8th. prosecutors charge a police officer in south carolina with murder for killing a man during a traffic stop. we have new video of the officer in court overnight. >> traffic comes to a halt in the middle of the rush hour after a man opened fire on his father on the schuylkill expressway. >> and shark eating bobcat. it goes all across the internet and some wonder if this scene from the wild, wild kingdom is just too wild to